Chrissy Teigen calls Khloe Kardashian's unedited photo scandal 'frustrating' because she should be 'proud' of her body
CHRISSY Teigen called Khloe Kardashian's unedited photo scandal "frustrating" because the mom of one should be "proud" of her body.
Khloe's team has been trying to scrub the internet of the unedited bikini picture that broke the internet after MJ accidentally uploaded it.
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Chrissy, 35, appeared on last night's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and she touched upon the Khloe scandal.
"I went a million ways on it. I actually ended up talking about it in therapy, oddly enough, because of my own body insecurity issues and what celebrities have done to people in distorting their image of what a real human body looks like," Chrissy said told Andy.
"You get frustrated because I look at Khloe and I'm like 'You're so beautiful and you're so strong.' And the change that she has made to her body, she's so proud of and everybody's so proud of and you want someone to be like 'f**k yes, this is my body' in any light
"But at the same time, I'm like 'Oh my god, if anyone's able to say and have any kind of portrayal of the body they want people to see. If she didn't want that photo to be out, she didn't want that photo to be out, and that's fine too," Chrissy said.
"I think there can be two truths," she added.
"And I think the internet often forgets there's two truths in things. They can't possibly believe that someone would not want this photo out, but also be proud of that photo.
"If something like that had happened to me, I would want people to know that this is a strong, powerful photo of myself, and I'm proud of it."
In early April, fans began to talk over the stark contrast between her typical photos and the recently leaked snap.
Days later, the 36-year-old mom shared several clips to Instagram that nearly bared all as she wore only a pair of nude underwear.
"Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped," she quipped in the caption.
Her Instagram also included a lengthy statement, where she wrote: “Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered.
“The photo that was posted this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole life…
“When someone takes a photo of you that isn’t flattering in bad lighting or doesn’t capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point.
“And then shares it to the world – you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are."
She then got honest about the impact online chatter has had on her: “In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear.”
The reality star then went on to quote several harsh comments she has received over the years: “Khloe’s the fat sister. Khloe’s the ugly sister.
"Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different. The only way she could have lost weight must have been from surgery. Should I go on?"
Khloe then explained: “Oh but who cares how she feels because she grew up in a life of privilege. She’s also on a reality show so she signed up for all of this.
“I’m of course not asking for sympathy but I am asking to be acknowledged for being human.
“I am not perfect but I promise you that I try everyday to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness.
“It doesn’t mean I have not made mistakes. But I’m not going to lie, It’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standard that the public have all set for me.
“For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed and made fun of to the smallest detail and I am reminded of them everyday by the world."
She concluded by saying that she “never got used” to being told “how unattractive one is” and admitted that if one “hears anything enough” they “start to believe it."
“I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some make-up, get my nails done or wear a pair of heels to present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it’s exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically.
“My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore.”
Since earlier this week, The Kardashians’ crisis management team has desperately attempted to completely remove the leaked snap of Khloe from the internet – even sending out “legal threats” to take down the bikini shot.
Fans have slammed the Good American founder's efforts to scrape the photo from the internet as she typically boasts body positivity and acceptance.
On Monday, a source close to the famous family exclusively told The Sun that Khloe “completely lost it” and wanted it taken down "as soon as possible" when the post was shared.
“She was freaking out and within minutes the photo already began circulating everywhere," the source said.
The informant alleged that Khloe became emotional and "embarrassed" as she "knew this was going to be a big deal."
“But the positive comments have genuinely seemed to help,” the source added.
Though many fans appeared shocked by the rare unedited glimpse at the Kardashian sister, a lot gushed how “beautiful” Khloe looked “naturally” and insisted she “doesn’t need photoshop” to look good.
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